Meanwhile, the Wise Men were busy finding wise things on their smartphones. Ha, ha.
The little kids always add some comedic relief to the play. Thank goodness they have the older kids to hold it all together.
Of course, sometimes the older kids have their fun too. Mary decides her feet are sore, so she puts them up on the makeshift manger. I remember putting my feet up a lot when I was pregnant.
Later, Joseph and Mary had a little tussle over who got to hold the improvised Baby Jesus. It was funny to watch.
The shepherds hung out on their hill, tending their sheep. Actually all their sheep were missing (the cast is a little small due to families being out of town), so they just played with their imaginary sheep.
And tried out some wrestling moves. The angels didn't approve.
Meanwhile, King Herod waited patiently on his throne, running shoes ready to make a mad dash if need be.
The three Wise Men came to visit him and find out where the newborn King was.
Later, King Herod died.
And the play ends with Joy to the World. It is so joyous to see the kids better understand the Nativity play and the true meaning of Christmas.
Wishing you a joyous Christmas!